Grateful Dead Live at Providence Civic Center on 1986-04-01
Audience Master Cassette (Nakamichi 300 / Sony D5M) > Nakamichi BX-300 > CD > SHN; via Stephen B. Porter; Peter Braverman. [Note: Original shn set had sbe's on all tracks - a sbe-fixed-by set- version also circulates]
Subject: This whole tour was bizarro world
Then we proceeded to do the rest of the tour, and if these shows are not the worst nightmare, with the second nite of Providence where the A-hole threw a bottle at Bobby, that was just about it.
This 4/1 show is a Miracle kind of similar to spending your weekend at three Mile Island and drinking the water in the containment chamber.
Hot water transfer, know what that is? Been to 500 shows lately? Its a facilities thing when the facilities staff hate the hippies and the cold water shuts off in the bathroom. Try it next tour and see what I mean, along with the muzak.....run and see.
To get a sense of what these shows are like especially as they rolled along notice the third night every place on this horrible "tour"continuous space into Miracle every place they went
Then think nuclear meltdown and Reference Hershey 6/27/85 and Chernobyl I mean Cal Expo 86) and Harrisburg 1983 Miracle-Dew for a sense of what we are smoking here. This show is yucky, Individual songs may seem ok, but overall this is a total nightmare of a tour.
I would pay $1000 to see it again, literally.
Don't believe me? Then go listen to 4/4/86 Harford set 2 and tell me it is "normal." If it is I challenge you to a Cream Puff war at a show of your choice on the October 2015 tour. See u in Rochester..... and beware by October I will have Pumpkin flavored cream puffs.
Subject: LLR is pure bobby bliss
Subject: Took My Dad
Subject: huge show
Band responded with high energy 1st set, including stunning Music Never Stopped, then weighed in on things with a Monster Shakedown, one of my all time favorites. Beautiful sound, high energy, cathartic for the fans + band.
Great time, great tour. Thanks again GD!
Subject: MY SECOND SHOW
Subject: almost didn't go....
This and the first night were both really excellent.
Sugar Magnolia, Shakedown, Rooster, Box of Rain, and yes, Phil was almost never heard at a show, and that made it doubly special. Give this a listen. I was not disappointed what-so-ever.
Bobby doing his bended knee thing and strumming in Sugar Magnolia had me coming in my pants.
Subject: Awesome Show
Big Railroad Blues and Music Never Stopped are big highlights with thundering base lines from Phil and Jerry extending the leads at every chance. A Great Download.
Subject: No Such Thing as an April Fool
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